Adoption Week in Scotland takes place between Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November 2018, and is being run by Adoption UK in Scotland and the Adoption and Fostering Alliance (Scotland).
The aim of the week is to celebrate adoption in Scotland as well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing need for adoptive families for children.
Events taking place this week include a conference on Monday 19, which will be addressed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon; and training, information sessions and family activities across Scotland.
CELCIS is a partner of the Adoption Task Force, which is a collective of organisations in Scotland striving to improve best practice in adoption nationally.
The PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) programme is a partnership between CELCIS and the Scottish Government working with local authorities with the aim of securing a settled and permanent place to live for every looked after child in Scotland, with minimum disruption to their young lives.
Permanence options in Scotland include a child becoming looked after at home, a child becoming looked after away from home, a child returning home or permanence away from home, which includes adoption. Through the PACE programme we have seen many examples of improvements to the adoption process.